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New Board Members Announced

The Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame, Inc. has announced the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors. They are:

Dr. Shelly Schneider, former Superintendent of the Millville School District. Most recently, Dr. Schneider served as Interim President of Cumberland County College. A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, she began her career in education as a sixth-grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Vineland. She later taught in the Vineland Public Schools, was a guidance counselor for the Buena Regional School District and Vice Principal in the Middle Township School District. She had a15-year tenure in the Millville Public Schools, serving as Principal, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and as Superintendent

She serves on the Board of Directors of Inspira Health System and the Cumberland Empowerment Zone and on the Advisory Board of Leadership Cumberland County. She was named Educator of the Year by Alpha Delta Kappa in 1996 and received the Millville Public Schools Administrator of the Year Award in 1996. In 2015, she was inducted into the Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame,Inc. for her extensive accomplishments in education.

Jennifer Webb-McRae, Cumberland County Prosecutor. Webb-McRae, a native of Vineland, is a graduate of Glassboro State University, Rutgers – Camden School of Law, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers College in Macon, Georgia. She is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, United States District Court and the State of Pennsylvania.

Before being appointed county prosecutor, she was Assistant Deputy Public Defender for the State of New Jersey for six years, and she was then in private practice for seven years. She served as Child Support Attorney for the Cumberland County Welfare Board, Solicitor for the Fairfield Township Land Use Board and Public Defender for Maurice River Township. She was also a member of the Vineland Planning Board and the Vineland Board of Education. Webb-McRae was named one of the 50 Most Influential Blacks in New Jersey in 2012, and in 2015 she served as Emcee of the Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony.

“We welcome the addition of these two accomplished women to the Board,” said Louise T. Bertacchi, Founder and President of the Hall. “They bring great vision and knowledge to the Hall, and we are delighted.”